Charisma – Sherbrook Street

Charisma of India is one of several fine Indian buffets in Winnipeg. I like buffets of all sorts, and particularly Indian buffets.  I’ve been for the lunch buffet in the past, but somehow or other never gotten around to visiting again. This is rather surprising seeing that it’s Sherbrook location is so close to St. Margaret’s, one of the parishes I’m involved with as a priest. As far as the buffet goes, I quite like it. The lunch buffet at $14.99 is reasonably priced and has quite a good selection to choose from.

Charisma Pappadams
Charisma offers crispy and tasty pappadams.

So, I hadn’t made it back, but then a few weeks ago, we were saying good-bye to one of the members of the Saturday evening service. This was also a celebration of her becoming a priest, so instead of our usual dinner we ordered in from Charisma.

Charisma for Celebration

One good thing about a restaurant like Charisma is that they have a wide variety of items on the menu, meaning it’s easy to please a diverse group of diners. I don’t have pictures of all the dishes, but their was curry goat, korma chicken, butter chicken, pakora, Channa masala, naan, pappadams, and mixed vegetables jaipuri.

Charisma Chicken Korma
Charisma’s Korma Chicken is moist and tender. The sauce is thick, rich and creamy.
Charisma Curry Goat
Curry Goat, always one of my favourite dishes.
Jaipuri
Mixed vegetable Jaipuri

All the dishes were quite good. The korma chicken was the stand out in my books. Both the korma and butter chicken dishes came with very tender and moist chicken. What I liked about the korma chicken was the rich creamy sauce that was part of the dish.

Naan and to spare
There was plenty of Naan to share, and to sop up the gravies in the various dishes.

One of the unexpected thing with the meal was the amount of rice. I was looking at the online menu as I wrote this post, and I noticed it says each dish comes with rice. That was indeed the case. We ended up with 5 quite large containers of rice. In the end several people ended up with a good helping of rice to take home with them.

Basmati rice
There was more rice than we knew what to do with included in our meal. Several people took some home afterwards.

I think I’m going to have to make more of an effort to visit Charisma in the future. The buffet is enough of a reason to go, but it’s also worth your while to order à la carte.
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